Auction 114, Lot 352

"Europam, sive Celticam Veterem", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Europe

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Beautiful map of ancient Europe that was based on classical sources such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are numerous ancient place and region names. Richly embellished with three cartouches, ships and a sea monster. This example was published by Bertius in the 1624 edition. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and lovely later color with a few tiny spots. Paper edges with framer's tape on verso.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 3/1/2006